City Pulls RFP for Bethlehem (Pa.) GC Management

By | May 2, 2018

A request for proposals was issued in early April, but the city has opted to keep management in-house after striking a deal with union workers. The agreement will reduce the number of full-time employees from eight to four, and those who will lose their jobs will have to bid into the vacant seasonal positions. Bethlehem, […]

Bethlehem (Pa.) GC to Keep Managers On Board

By | December 13, 2017

A proposal by councilman Bryan Callahan to cut three golf course managers’ salaries from the municipal golf course’s budget in order to save money has been rejected by the city council. Callahan said his goal was not to shut down the golf course, but to “light a fire” under his push to lease the golf […]

Cities Weigh Financial Options for Municipal Golf Facilities

By | October 12, 2017

Bradford Creek Public Golf Course in Greenville, N.C., and Dodge Riverside Golf Club in Council Bluffs, Iowa could each be managed by third-party firms as part of efforts to increase revenue. In Lexington, Ky., discount rates are being altered or eliminated altogether at the city’s five municipal golf courses, while Bethlehem, Pa., city council is […]